Cavan railway station, Adelaide

Cavan railway station was located 12.1 kilometres (7.5 mi) by rail from Adelaide on the now closed Northfield branch line. Its elevation was 13 metres (43 ft) above sea level.[1]

LocationPort Wakefield Road and Goldsborough Road
Line(s)Northfield railway line
Distance12.1 km from Adelaide
Structure typedemolished
Closed29 May 1987
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Northfield line
toward Northfield


The Stockade line (later known as the Northfield railway line), running from Dry Creek through to Stockade railway station, was first opened in 1857. Cavan station was probably opened along this line in 1914,[2] and was located at the corner of Port Wakefield Road and Goldsborough Road. The station was named after the suburb of Cavan, a namesake of a local hotel first licensed in 1855, which itself was named after Cavan in County Cavan, Republic of Ireland.[3]

Cavan station was closed to commuter traffic on 29 May 1987,[2] but some cattle trains still used the stock ramp sidings near Cavan and Pooraka stations until the mid 1990s.


  1. ^ "Placename Details: Cavan Railway Station". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 19 September 2007. SA0012946. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "ATDB • View topic - 150th Anniversary of the Stockade (Northfield) Line". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ "The A-Z history of Adelaide's suburbs". Retrieved 20 September 2017.

Coordinates: 34°50′02″S 138°35′59″E / 34.8339°S 138.5998°E / -34.8339; 138.5998